‘Virtual First Friday’ Brings Arts To Your Home Amid Coronavirus

SAN DIEGO, CA — Although art galleries, museums and other arts and cultural institutions have been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, San Diego’s Arts District Liberty Station is bringing the arts to your home Friday, May 1.

“Virtual First Friday” is a virtual version of the Arts District Liberty Station’s monthly showcase of its arts and culture groups.

“Our goal is to stay connected to our artists and organizations and to our supporters and community during this unique time,” said NTC Foundation President and CEO Lisa Johnson. “This has led the Arts District to collaboratively come up with new and innovative ways to be creative from a distance and to inspire individuals.”

Arts District Liberty Station, which is San Diego’s largest arts and cultural district located in historic buildings at the former Naval Training Center in the Liberty Station neighborhood, launched Virtual First Friday in April. The online-only event is

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Virtual Design Services – Modsy Online Design During a Pandemic

For many people, home improvement and redesign projects were halted when shelter-in-place orders went into effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With contractors and interior designers no longer allowed to set foot physically in their clients’ spaces, executing the dreamed-of design visions has been difficult at best. So it’s only natural if you’re among those who want to turn to an online design company that offers completely virtual—i.e., no personal contact—design services, providing clients with the tools they need to keep their redesigns rolling during this new era of social distancing. ELLE Decor recently spoke with Alessandra Wood, the vice president of style at the virtual design firm Modsy, to hear more about its online design process and what trends she has seen developing over the course of the past two months.

ELLE Decor: Can you give us a rundown of how Modsy operates?

Alessandra Wood: Modsy

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